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  • Telecommunications: You are subject to being monitored

    You've seen it numerous times.In fact, it has become so routine that you probably are unaware as to why it's there and what it really means. You see it every morning when you first power up your computer and you see it every time you pick up your telephone on your desk. Yes, we're talking about

  • TERPS watch over DoD aircraft in foreign nations

    Even a single error on an airport approach procedure could put the lives of pilots, crew members, and their passengers in danger. Therefore, it is the job of specialized teams of air traffic controllers to ensure Department of Defense (DoD) aircraft land safely around the world.The Terminal

  • The 6th CS: more customer-friendly

    Since January 2015, the 6th Communications Squadron has implemented a customer service desk at their facility to minimize the down time for the individual and allow the shop to operate more efficiently.Starting from scratch in October 2014, the team transformed a space into a workable area where

  • The Bay Orderlies: Air Force grime-fighters

    With the quick swipe of a rag and the brisk push of a broom the bay orderlies have once again thwarted the daily threat of dirt and grime.Who are these selfless Airmen you may ask? And why are they here?Every week four junior-enlisted Airmen living in the base dormitories on MacDill Air Force Base,

  • The Cable Guys

    The cable and antenna systems maintainers of the 6th Communications Squadron, or cable dogs as they like to refer to themselves, play a crucial role in keeping MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. running and maintaining its overall readiness to complete the mission.They are the Airmen who answer the call

  • The confidence to ‘knock out’ emergency actions

    In the blink of an eye, an amateur mixed martial artist felt the impact of the opponent's fist on her jaw. It was the hardest hit she had ever taken, but it wasn't enough to bring her down. Although this was only her second MMA fight, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu-based fighter had come a long way in the

  • The Epitome of Airmanship: SrA Boyd 6th MDSS laboratory technician

    Mary Boyd joined the United States Air Force with no idea of what her job would be. She came in willing to take on any job that came her way. Mary longed for what the military would offer her, such as opportunities to travel, educational benefits, and the experiences that are unique to service

  • The fog of war: Team MacDill battles mosquitoes

    Imagine this scenario: the sun begins to rise above the Tampa Bay horizon as two service members jog along the Bayshore Boulevard running trail before beginning their work day.“This is a perfect time to run; the temperature is great,” says one of the service members.Suddenly, a faint buzzing sound

  • The fuel good people

    Whether holding steady at 35,000 feet, making a midair fuel transfer, or engaged in a close combat dogfight, the last thing an aircrew needs to worry about is a faulty fuel system. At MacDill Air Force Base, the 6th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems technicians have more than their fair